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New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. Ace F3-75; cover price, $.40. Mass Market Paperback. Nearly imperceptible production buckle to front cover, else a fine, bright , unread copy in illustrated wraps. A nice example! 
Comprises: "Free Men," "Blowups Happen," "Searchlight," "Life-Line," "Solution Unsatisfactory," and a lengthy introductory essay by Heinlein, "Pandora's Box." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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162 Hopkinson, Nalo BROWN GIRL IN THE RING
(New York, N.Y.): Aspect/Warner Books, (1998). 0446674338 / 9780446674331 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Corner crease to rear cover, else an unread, nearly fine copy in colorfully illustrated wraps. Cover illustration by Linda Messier. 
"The debut of a brilliant new voice in contemporary fantasy and science fiction... Drawing on her personal knowledge of Afro-Caribbean spirituality, Hopkinson has created a future large enough to contain both zombies and organ transplants."--Pat Murphy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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(North Hollywood, Calif.): An Original All Star Novel, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. #AS 106/CN; cover price, $.95. Mass market paperback. Pages lightly age-toned, as expected, a very mild reader's crease, else a very nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
"He was bugged by bitching babes--till he started his own private revolution." PBO sleaze. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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164 Horner, Lance SANTIAGO BLOOD
London: Pan Books Ltd, (1967). First edition: Paperback Original. Pan #M190. Mass market paperback. Textblock lightly tanned as expected, a hint of rubbing and age-toning to the cover, else a fine, unread copy in illustrated wraps. 
Enjoyably overwrought Cuba-set historical adventure, chronicling the fortunes of two young Santiago men (the richest family in Cuba)--one "destined for fame and fortune," the other an outcast living with a brothel keeper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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(San Diego, California): A Corinth Suspense Novel, (1966). First edition: Paperback Original. CR130; cover price $.50. Mass market paperback. Tiny dot of abrasion to front cover, a hint of edgewear, else a fine copy in illustrated wraps. 
Pulp crime yarn has the algebraic operative fighting the "yellow menace" in the "dark tortuous streets of San Francisco's Chinatown." Originally issued in the February, 1938 issue of SECRET AGENT X, here in book form for the first time. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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166 Howard, Robert E. ALMURIC
New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1964). First Edition: Paperback Original. Ace F-305. Cover price, $.40. Mass market paperback. A near fine copy in pictorial wraps with cover art by Jack Gaughan. 
The only interplanetary adventure by Conan's progenitor, originally serialized in Weird Tales. Esau Cairn is sent across space to the demon-haunted planet of Almuric, a world "of savages and swordsmen, of winged monsters and incredible secrets." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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167 Howard, Robert E. ALMURIC
New York: Ace Books, Inc., (1964). First edition thus: a pocket-sized paperback. Ace#01750. Cover price, $.60. A very nearly fine, unread copy in pictorial wraps with atmospheric cover art by Jeff Jones. 
"A darker, more violent--i.e., Howardian--version of the interplanetary adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs." Here, in the later Ace version with amber-hued artwork by Jeff Jones supplanting the blue-toned Jack Gaughan original for Ace F-305. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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168 Howard, Robert E. BEYOND THE BORDERS
(Riverdale, NY): Baen, (1996). 0671877429 / 9780671877422 First edition: Paperback Original. Volume VII of The Robert E. Howard Library. Mass market paperback. Soiling to a few preliminary pages, a hint of edgewear, whisper of tanning to the inside covers, else an apparently unread, nearly fine copy in illustrated wraps with artwork by C.W. Kelly. 
Original collection of non-Conan pulp tales derived from a variety of genre magazines, including WEIRD TALES, ORIENTAL STORIES and STRANGE TALES. Introduction by T.K.F. Weisskopf. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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169 Howard, Robert E. BLACK CANAAN
(New York): Berkley Publishing Corporation, (1978). 0425037118. / 9780425037119 First edition: Paperback Original. Berkley Book #0-425-03711-8. Mass market paperback. Fine, as-new, in illustrated wraps. Unread! 
Color fold-out poster and covers illustrated by Ken W. Kelly. Collection of stories. "...these are vintage Howard horror-fantasies, distilled from Aeons of incalculable Evil."--Fantastic Fiction. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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170 Hubbard, L. Ron THE WRITER: The Shaping of Popular Fiction
[No place]. L. Ron Hubbard Library, 1997. 1571380602 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Quarto. Trade Paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. Splashy magazine style presentation, profusely illustrated on coated stock and perfect-bound. Still in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Collection of essays, articles and notes on the craft and art of writing fiction culled from Hubbard's 50-year career. Included are pieces on research, the pulp factory, suspense, and on Hubbard's works, FEAR, BATTEFIELD EARTH and MISSION EARTH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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171 Jakes, John SIX-GUN PLANET
New York: Paperback Library, (1970). First edition: Paperback Original. #63-13; cover price, $.60. Mass Market Paperback. A rumor of age-toning to the covers, else a glisteningly fine, unopened, as-new copy in illustrated wraps with lively and amusing artwork by Richard Powers. 
Histfic superstar Jakes left sf behind thirty years ago, but not before he wrote this satiric tale of "a deliberately archaic colony planet called Missouri complete with robot gunfighters, just as in the later film, WESTWORLD."--Clute & Nicholls. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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172 Jakes, John THE HYBRID
New York: Paperback Library, (1969). First Edition: Paperback Original. Paperback Library #63-049. Mass market paperback. Near fine with some yellowing to pages, in wrappers with illustration by Jeff Jones. 
"He was a hybrid--half human, half Omqu--with the strange mental power to wipe out the universe." One of Jakes' memorable excursions into SF. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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173 Johnston, Linda O. TOMMY'S MOM
Toronto/New York/London: Harlequin, (2002). 0373226888 / 9780373226887 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. SIGNED by the author. Mass market paperback. Fine in color photo-pictorial wraps. A new book! 
Police chief Gabe McClaren lands one of the biggest cases of his life...and his only hope of solving it is a child witness who refuses to say a word. Soon, spending time with Tommy and his beautiful mother makes Gabe long for the family he never had. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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174 Kendrick, Baynard YOU DIE TODAY!
New York: Lancer Books, circa 1970s First mass-market paperback edition, first printing. Lancer #75305-095. Mass market paperback. A hint of rubbing to the shelf-extremities, else fine, crisp and tight in photo-illustrated wraps depicting a sunglassed man drawing a gun from beneath his tight-fitting trench-coat. Mild age-toning to the pages and to the inside covers, as usual. 
The 7th novel featuring blind detective Duncan Maclain was originally published in hardcover by Morrow and as a digest by Mercury Mystery as YOU DIET TODAY. Maclain was the source for the blind insurance investigator in the televised series 'Longstreet'. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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175 Kerouac, Jack PIC
New York: Grove Press, Inc., (1971). B000DCOD9Y First edition: Paperback Original. Zebra Books Z-1090-Z. Mass market paperback. Paper tanned, as expected, thin band of stain to the lower page edges, minor creases, scuffing, and soiling to the covers, else a very good plus and unread copy in photo-pictorial wraps. 
Jack Kerouac's posthumous novel, set in 1948, is a simple tale of a young black boy, Pictorial Review Jackson, and the adventures he encounters, told in the dialect indigenous to the North Carolina farm country. Contains pieces cut from ON THE ROAD. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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176 Ketchum, Jack STRANGLEHOLD
New York: Berkley Books, (1995). 0425149463 / 9780425149461 First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Hardcover. Fine, as-new, in pictorial wraps. 
Suspense/horror novel by the author of JOYRIDE and OFF SEASON. Published in the UK as ONLY CHILD. "A devastating novel."--Stephen King. A sharp, unread copy! 
Price: 35.00 USD
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177 Kieran, James COME MURDER ME
New York: Gold Medal Books/Fawcett Publications, Inc., (1951). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. Gold Medal #150; no cover price. Mass market paperback. A tiny area of lamination lift to lower front cover, else a virtually perfect, as-new, unopened, fine copy in laminated, illustrated wraps. Cover painting by Barye Phillips. 
Intriguing spin on one of noir's key tropes: amnesia. Curt Jackson has spells when he becomes Arthur Brownlow, who hires a gunman to kill...Curt Jackson! Reprinted by Phantom in Australia and as DANN TOTE MICH by Kranichbuch. Kieran's only mystery. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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178 Killick, Jane BABYLON 5: Point of No Return
New York: Del Rey/The Ballantine Publishing Group, (1998). 0345424492 / 9780345424495 First U.S. edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. Fine, an as-new, unread copy in color photo-pictorial wraps. 
Comprehensive, episode-by-episode guide to the third season of the sf TV series created by J. Michael Straczynski. Illustrated with eight pages of color photos, reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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179 Knight, Damon HELL'S PAVEMENT
New York City: Lion Books, Inc., (1955). First edition, first printing: a paperback original. A Lion Science-Fantasy Novel. #LL13; cover price, $.35. Mass market paperback. Very minor wear at the spine heel, virtually unnoticeable, else this is a fine, fresh, as-new copy, in bright, vivid pictorial wraps with wraparound jacket painting by Richard Powers. 
Compelling tale of a repressive mind-controlled society in 2153 may be Knight's best novel-length work; assembled from "The Analogues" (ASF, January 1952) and "Turncoat" (THRILLNG WONDER STORIES, April 1953). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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180 Koontz, Dean R. DEMON SEED
New York: Bantam Books, (1973). 055307190 First edition: Paperback Original. Bantam# N7190. Mass market paperback. A rumor of age-toning to the rear panel, else a remarkably bright, unread, fine copy in pictorial wraps; the cover art shows a naked woman trapped in a web of cables issuing from an enormous computer. 
"The prophetic novel of a profane and inhuman love." Adapted for the movies in 1977 with Julie Christie as the woman chosen to bear the child of self-programmed computer Proteus. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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